"I Will Cry”: Victor Osimhen Opens Up on Possible Napoli Exit This Summer

"I Will Cry”: Victor Osimhen Opens Up on Possible Napoli Exit This Summer

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 24, 2024 at 8:04 AM
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  • Victor Osimhen has admitted it will be difficult emotionally to leave Napoli
  • The Nigerian forward has become a cult hero among supporters of the club
  • Osimhen led the Azzurri to their first Serie A title in 33 years last season

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Victor Osimhen has admitted he would break emotionally when he leaves Napoli as rumours continue to circulate around his future with the Italian giants.

The 25-year-old forward has become a target for top European teams with Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal all being linked with an interest in the striker.

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Victor Osimhen says he will cry the day it is confirmed he will be leaving Napoli. Photo by DeFodi Images.
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According to the Daily Post, Osimhen disclosed he would probably cry when leaving Napoli after becoming a cult hero among the club’s supporters for leading them to their first Italian league title in 33 years last season.

“For me, it’s a fantastic feeling, in some clubs it’s the history that creates the identity, in Naples, it’s the fans who make the team what it is.
“Sometimes I understand why some legends of the past cried when they left Naples because it is an extraordinary emotion to play in the stadium and hear your name shouted from the first minute to the 90th, supporting the team and cheering.”

Osimhen has been widely tipped to leave Napoli at the end of the season and is expected to cost a whopping €130m after having his release clause increased by the Italian club.

Chelsea remain keen on Osimhen

Meanwhile, Chelsea are not losing hope in their attempt to sign Osimhen from Napoli this summer as the Blues are still interested in the services of the 25-year-old forward, Caught Offside reports.

After being knocked out from the FA Cup in the semi-final against Manchester and suffering a blowout against Arsenal in the Premier League in the space of four days, Chelsea are desperate to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

Osimhen has been a priority target for Chelsea in the transfer window and despite reported interest from the likes of PSG, Arsenal, and Manchester United for the striker, the Blues remain focused on pursuing a deal for the Nigerian.

Osimhen’s career pathway explained

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Osimhen moved to Wolfsburg in Germany after his impressive 2015 Under-17 World Cup showing, but playing time was hard to come by at the German club.

The lanky forward made just 14 Bundesliga appearances in two seasons. His future in Europe looked ominous then, but all he needed was a chance to showcase his talent.

Osimhen says leaving Wolfsburg to join Charleroi in Belgium changed his career as he spent the 2018/19 season at the club and scored 20 goals in 36 appearances. Those performances earned him a move to Lille in France.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..